Management Of The Disease Process

Atherosclerosis should be treated by correction of risk factors such as hyperlipidaemia, smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and polycythaemia. In the presence of classic symptoms and appropriate carotid stenosis a decision to intervene can be based on duplex scan alone. Unless there is a contraindication, aspirin 300 mg/day will significantly reduce the incidence of further neurological events. The role of new antiplatelet agents such as clopidogrel and ticlopidine have not been subjected to trial. Anticoagulants are unproven and carry significant side effects, but may be useful when other treatment modalities have failed.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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